Sweet Tooth Forever
Yep! If someone tells you that you have got to give up your sweet addiction, laugh! Because honestly you never need to. Except if you have a medical condition such as diabetes.
“I always tell my patients everything in moderation. For example, limiting sweets to one snack a day. Making sure to brush the teeth daily twice with a fluoridated toothpaste and flossing. Ensure you keep up with your regular dentist visits even if nothing is hurting” says Yasmeen Ghouse, Dental Hygienist.
So there you have it, from the mouth of the horse. choosing naturally sweet products wherever possible is a great way to get both healthy foods and satisfy the sweet craving.
With the tonne of choices available that uses naturally sweet ingredients, your choices are limitless. Sugar free choices are not necessarily sugar free so watch out for them.
Walk into a health food store and pick up a few healthy snacking options that are sweet the next time you are at the mall. Chances are that you might be able to find ones that bring out both flavour of every ingredient AND promote health.
Here are some quick pick-ups that can help you curb your addiction:
- Fresh fruit
- Slightly sweetened yogurt
- Dark chocolate
- Frozen pureed fruits
- Popcorn coated with melted peanut-butter
- Chocolate milk
- Low fat mocha
- Homemade nutella dip with strawberries
- Cereal with milk
- Hot Chocolate
- Trail mix with Dark Chocolate Buttons
- Frozen Fruit Yogurt
Got any more ideas? Share them with us!